Martin H. Müser and Anle Wang,

**Contact-patch-size distribution and limits of self-affinity in contacts between randomly rough surfaces**

Lubricants **6**, 85 (2018)

DOI: 10.3390/lubricants6040085 (free access)

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# Tag: Paper of the Year

## Limits of self-affinity in contact between randomly rough surfaces

## Contact-mechanics-modeling challenge

## Leakage near percolation

## Systematically modified embedded-atom potentials

## Landau Theory for PCMs

## Atomistic battery discharge simulations

## Contact percolation and leakage

## Velocity dependence of friction

## The crucial role of chemical detail for slip boundary conditions

## Evidence for electronic gap-driven metal-semiconductor transition in phase-change materials

## A rigorous, field-theoretical approach to the contact mechanics of rough, elastic solids

## Contact mechanics of real vs. randomly rough surfaces

## A generalization of the charge equilibration method for non-metallic materials

## Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives

## Structural lubricity: Role of dimension and symmetry

## Statistical mechanics of static and low-velocity kinetic friction

## Nature of mechanical instabilities and their effect on kinetic friction

## Simple microscopic theory of Amontons’ laws for static friction

## Conditions for static friction between flat, crystalline surfaces

## Adsorbed layers and the origin of static friction

## Orientational quantum melting and reentrance of linear rotors pinned onto surfaces

## Circumventing the pathological behavior of path-integral Monte Carlo for systems with Coulomb potentials

## The path-integral Monte Carlo scheme for rigid tops

## Path-integral Monte Carlo of crystalline Lennard-Jones systems

Martin H. Müser and Anle Wang,

**Contact-patch-size distribution and limits of self-affinity in contacts between randomly rough surfaces**

Lubricants **6**, 85 (2018)

DOI: 10.3390/lubricants6040085 (free access)

Martin H. Müser, Wolf B. Dapp, Romain Bugnicourt *et al*,

**Meeting the contact-mechanics challenge**

Tribol. Lett. **65**, 188 (2017).

DOI: 10.1007/s11249-017-0900-2.

(submitted version)

Selected as one of 250 articles by Springer-Nature as a potential change-the-world article.

See also: Robert W. Carpick’s Perspective in

DOI: Science **359**, 38 (2017) .

Wolf B. Dapp and Martin H. Müser,

**Fluid leakage near the percolation threshold**,

Sci. Rep. **6**, 19513 (2016).

DOI: 110.1038/srep19513.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.00186 (submitted version).

Jari Jalkanen and Martin H. Müser,

**Systematic analysis and modification of embedded-atom potentials: Case study of copper**,

Model. Simul. Mater. Sc. Eng. **23**, 074001 (2015).

DOI: 10.1088/0965-0393/23/7/074001

(accepted version).

Matthias Thielen, Razvan A. Nistor, Guillermo Beltramo, Margret Giesen, and Martin H. Müser,

**Landau theory for stress-induced, order-disorder transitions in phase change materials **,

Phys. Rev. B **89**, 054101 (2014). (accepted version)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.054101

W. B. Dapp and M. H. Müser,

**Redox reactions with empirical potentials: Atomistic battery discharge simulations,**

J. Chem. Phys. **139**, 064106 (2013); (accepted version).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4817772, arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.3424

W. B. Dapp, A. Lücke, B. N. J. Persson, and M. H. Müser,

**Self-affine elastic contacts: percolation and leakage **

Phys. Rev. Lett. **108**, 244301 (2012); (accepted version).

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.244301

M. H. Müser,

**The velocity dependence of kinetic friction in the Prandtl-Tomlinson model,**

Phys. Rev. B **84**, 125419 (2011); (accepted version), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.125419

L.-T. Kong, C. Denniston, and M. H. Müser,

** The crucial role of chemical detail for slip boundary conditions: Molecular dynamics simulations of linear oligomers between sliding aluminium surfaces **,

Model. Simul. Mater. Sc. Eng.**18**, 034004 (2010); doi (10.1088/0965-0393/18/3/034004); (accepted version).

D. Shakhvorostov, R. A. Nistor, L. Krusin-Elbaum, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, B. G. Elmegreen, X. Liu, Z. E. Hughes, S. Paul, C. Cabral Jr., S. Raoux, D. B. Shrekenhamer, D. N. Basov, Y. Song, and M. H. Müser,

** Evidence for electronic gap-driven metal-semiconductor transition in phase-change materials, **

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA **106**, 10907-10911 (2009).

DOI information: 10.1073/pnas.0812942106.

M. H. Müser,

** A rigorous, field-theoretical approach to the contact mechanics of rough, elastic solids, **

Phys. Rev. Lett. **100**, 055504 (2008), accepted version, mathematical appendix.

C. Campana and M. H. Müser,

** Contact mechanics of real vs. randomly rough surfaces: A Green’s function molecular dynamics study, **

Europhys. Lett. **77**, 38005 (2007) (accepted version).

R. A. Nistor, J. G. Polihronov, M. H. Müser, and N. J. Mosey,

**A generalization of the charge equilibration method for non-metallic materials,**

J. Chem. Phys. **125**, 094108 (2006). (accepted version); (auxiliary electronic material).

N. J. Mosey, M. H. Müser, and T. K. Woo,

**Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives, **

Science **307**, 1612-1615 (2005); (full version / abstract only).

In the science media:

M. H. Müser,

** Structural lubricity: Role of dimension and symmetry, **

Europhys. Lett. **66**, 97-103 (2004); cond-mat/0311182.

M. H. Müser, M. Urbakh, and M. O. Robbins,

** Statistical mechanics of static and low-velocity kinetic friction, **

Adv. Chem. Phys. ** 126**, 187-272 (2003). Available upon request.

M. H. Müser,

** Nature of mechanical instabilities and their effect on kinetic friction, **

Phys. Rev. Lett.** 89**, art. nr. 224301 (2002); cond-mat/0204395.

M. H. Müser, L. Wenning, and M. O. Robbins,

** Simple microscopic theory of Amontons’ laws for static friction,**

Phys. Rev. Lett. **86**, 1295 (2001); cond-mat/0004494.

M. H. Müser and M. O. Robbins,

** Conditions for static friction between flat, crystalline surfaces,**

Phys. Rev. B **61**, 2335 (2000).

G. He, M. H. Müser, and M. O. Robbins,

** Adsorbed layers and the origin of static friction,**

Science **284**, 1650 (1999).

M. H. Müser and J. Ankerhold,

** Orientational quantum melting and reentrance of linear rotors pinned onto surfaces,**

Europhys. Lett. **44**, 216 (1998).

M. H. Müser and B. J. Berne,

** Circumventing the pathological behavior of path-integral Monte Carlo for systems with Coulomb potentials,**

J. Chem. Phys. **107**, 571 (1997).

M. H. Müser and B. J. Berne,

** The path-integral Monte Carlo scheme for rigid tops: Application to quantum rotator phase transition in solid methane,**

Phys. Rev. Lett. **77**, 2638 (1996).

M. H. Müser, P. Nielaba, and K. Binder,

** Path-integral Monte Carlo of crystalline Lennard-Jones systems,**

Phys. Rev. B **51**, 2723 (1995).